13 CRPF personnel resume duty after completing punishment in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Dec 30 (UNI) All the 13 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, who were punished for leaving their camp without permission for performing Eid-ul-Zuha, resumed duty again, official sources said.

They said two havaldars, nine jawans and two helpers were directed to deposit their service weapons after they were found guilty of violating the security norms on December 21.

The jawans were again given weapons and have joined their normal duties, sources added Sources said the jawans had approached their commandant on Eid-ul-Zuha day to perform prayers in a mosque outside their camp.

However, despite being refused permission for security reasons, the jawans left the camp and returned only after a few hours.

An inquiry was ordered and they were held guilty of violating the security norms, sources said adding that they were later punished and disarmed for five days.

A CRPF spokesman, who confirmed the incident, said there was a big mosque inside the camp at Rambagh where other Muslim jawans and officers performed Eid prayers.

He said the jawans were directed to deposit their weapons, which was returned to them after the punishment period was over.

He added the jawans were denied permission to perform the prayers outside for security reasons.

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